Scarlett Johansson Takes THE PSYCHOPATH TEST for Director Jay Roach

Kristin Gore-scripted thriller to star Scarlett Johansson.

Director Jay Roach is to take the helm of ‘The Psychopath Test,’ a psychological thriller that is being developed as a starring vehicle for Scarlett Johansson, says Deadline.

Kristin Gore (‘Futurama’) is penning the script based off the 2012 book by ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’ author Jon Ronson:

“What if society wasn’t fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness.

Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything…”

The project is set up over at Universal Pictures with Roach and his Everyman Pictures producing alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer.